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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
THA recovery: Usually up walking on it full weight bearing by the next morning, sometimes even the night of surgery. Lots of pt and therapy: start with walker, prog ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
6 - 12 weeks: Most patients have resumed normal activity at about 6 weeks but can take up to a year for a full recovery.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Hip surgery: You should take your time returning to work and other activities you enjoy. Everyone heals at a different rate, and your orthopedic surgeon and physic ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
4 to 6 weeks: All depend upon what kind of prosthesis is used and what surgical approach.The mallority of the time now you can get out of bed the followind day of t ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Variable: Every patient will recover at their own pace after a total hip replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by multiple variables, including your pre ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in Family Medicine
Comprehensive: Depending upon the type of hip rep. Surgery, one may begin range of motion and when authorized by surgeon, weight bearing. A therapist will work with ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Rest: More of the hip replacement is about time and healing. There are certainly hip precautions and learning how to take care of the hip, therapy to be abl ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
34 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
6-12 weeks: Usually 6 to 12 weeks but depending on the surgery and the individual this can vary.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Not easy: Obviously there are potential complications from a medical point of view. The recovery for a hip replacement takes several months to decrease pain, ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Recovery from hip replacement is short involving assisted walking, falls prevention, and general strengthening. The leg may hurt and swell for a few ... Read More

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